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Feb 12, 2013 Murray Charles Bacon
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Submission to Justice Department suggesting that Family Court judges be paid by litigants. Entry as a judge to be by examination. All judgements to be publicly available. Child protection is not workable, by waiting until children are seriously damaged and must be much more proactive. There must be a clear written standard for parents, against which judgements are made. Updated with details on mental health impacts onto parenting skills
Topic: Family Court Review parenting plan
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Feb 28, 2012 Murray Charles Bacon
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Submission to Justice Department suggesting that Family Court judges be paid by litigants. Entry as a judge to be by examination. All judgements to be publicly available. Child protection is not workable, by waiting until children are seriously damaged and must be much more proactive. There must be a clear written standard for parents, against which judgements are made.
Topics: family dissolution, child protection
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Jun 4, 2011 Murray Charles Bacon
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Submission to NZ Justice Department on the effectiveness of the Act at reducing the incidence of domestic violence and the effectiveness of the Act in terms of not having any perverse outcomes - for example increasing men's suicide. The finding was that the Act had reduced overall homicides of women by 0.5 death per year (not statistically significant) and contributed to a substantial increase in men's suicides. As the Act has considerable cost to operate and has larger perverse outcomes, than...
Topics: DV, domestic violence, evaluation, policy, gender, child abuse